I installed Zepio a little over a month ago. It worked great, synced (took a few days), and I moved a non-trivial amount of funds into a z-address in the Zepio wallet. I did save an offline backup of the wallet.dat file. Everything was working great.
Then I didn’t use Zepio again for a little over a month. When I fired it back up, I started getting " Zepio could not find a daemon running" errors.
Note: I’m using version 0.9.0 on Mac OS.
I tried the following things and none of them solved the problem:
Uninstalling an reinstalling Zepio and letting it sync again (took days).
Installing ZecWallet Full Node (got a similar error: “Failed to start zcashd. Giving up!
Please file an issue with Zecwallet”)
Sometimes I can see zcashd running in the background, using ~100% CPU (according to Activity Monitor).
If anyone can help me get access to my funds I would greatly appreciate it. The amount of money I had in Zepio is enough that I’m willing to buy a non-mac laptop to get access to my funds if that is what’s needed here.
Please look at this issue and this comment for instructions
Those instructions are for a Windows machine. I’m on Mac OS.
But in my best attempts initiate a reindex, I deleted the Zcash/chainstate/ folder and restarted Zepio.
That did something (required several hours) that used 99% of CPU and ~0 network activity. I assume/hope that was a reindex.
It’s located in ~/Library/Application Support/Zcash
Found it. This is the part that I suspect you’re looking for:
2020-03-19 01:39:23 *** This version has been deprecated as of block height 734240. You should upgrade to the latest version of Zcash.
2020-03-19 01:39:26 Verifying last 288 blocks at level 3
2020-03-19 01:39:26 Shutdown requested. Exiting.
2020-03-19 01:39:26 Shutdown: In progress...
2020-03-19 01:39:26 scheduler thread interrupt
2020-03-19 01:39:26 StopRPC: waiting for async rpc workers to stop
2020-03-19 01:39:26 StopNode()
2020-03-19 01:39:26 Shutdown: done
UPDATE: Here’s my guess. My guess is that when I first install Zepio it installs the latest version of zcashd. Then (for some reason) that version of zcashd expires over time (not sure if that’s a feature of zcashd or Zepio), so it can no longer be used by Zepio.
When I reinstalled Zepio it noticed that zcashd was already installed, and so didn’t install the latest version. And that’s maybe why the error persisted even after a reinstall of Zepio.
So to test that hypothesis, I just deleted everything related to Zcash and Zepio from my computer. Hopefully that got rid of the existing zcashd. Now I’ll reinstall Zepio and cross my fingers. Hopefully this results in a newer version of zcashd being installed and then I’ll be able to (somehow) import my wallet.dat file that I backed up.
I will update here if that works (and after it syncs again, which may be a few days).
Does anyone know how to upgrade a version of zcashd on Mac OS (without having to delete everything and reinstall + resync)? That would make it easier on me since I intend to hold my coins in a zaddress for more than 16 weeks.
@adityapk00 I have a suggestion to help poor folks with this bug. Compile zcashd from latest master and make a “beta” release of Zecwallet so you can point everyone who hits this bug to that build. Don’t make a proper release on GitHub, just host it on https://www.zecwallet.co under some special link.
UPDATE: After reinstalling Zepio (which reinstalled zcashd) and letting it sync, I ran into the same issue/error again.
I’m not sure what else to try at this point. Neither Zepio nor ZecWallet are working for me.
Are either of these wallets working for anyone else on Mac OS?
Are either of these wallets working for anyone on Linux? I’m willing to buy a laptop, install Linux, and try to install Zepio or ZecWallet on that computer – but I’d like to hear that there exist Linux users for whom either of these wallets work before I spend the money to do that.
Another question: are there any lite wallets that I can import my wallet.dat file into, and then use to move coins out of my Zaddress? I know using a lite client will kill my privacy, but at this point I just want to get access to my coins any way I can.
EDIT/UPDATE: I’m going to buy a used laptop and install linux on it today. I will update here when it’s set up.
Also, for everyone: I’d recommend you use the Lite wallet, unless you are technical enough to run the command line zcashd. The Lite wallet will let you import and export your seed, doesn’t require a sync, and I can actually provide support and fix bugs with the Lite client.